Oh man, I thought this was terrible. I've enjoyed a lot of Maya Banks' books. Especially her KGI series. But this one, just dumb. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl on the first sight. Therefore he must own her and from there on....typical love story I guess. Just not my favorite from this author.
I think I'm in the minority here with not exactly loving this one. I listened to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and thoroughly enjoyed that one. While the writing in Strange the Dreamer is quite gorgeous I found myself somewhat bored. Maybe listening to the audio would have helped? I'm not sure. It took me several weeks to read, partly because I've been busy and partly because it just put me in a reading slump. I still love this author and am looking forward to more by her but I probably won't read the next one in this series.
This was cute. I really enjoyed the illustrations and the overall theme. I think children will enjoy a character that loves to write especially since this is done in a journal type format. Definitely one of those books I'll keep in the back of my head for reader's advisory.
EHHH. Not a fan of this one. For the most part I was bored and didn't really get into the characters. I can see a lot of people enjoying this action packed adventure with a pretty bad ass female character. I just wasn't all that into the kidnapping/slavery storyline as well as the added romance. Not for me, but it might be for you.
I enjoyed this. Its a bit of a different take of what would happen if zombies take over. Its odd and quirky and somewhat similar to Warm Bodies (which I've only seen the movie).
So I really enjoyed the new one here, its my most anticipated read of the year for sure. However, I don't think it had as much of a bang as book two did. A Court of WIngs and Ruin picks up right where Feyre, Rhys and the sisters left off. I was a bit let down by the beginning to be honest.
My biggest problem with Sarah J Maas is that she lets these series go on forever and ever. The books easily don't need to be 700 plus pages long, like this one is. Throne of Glass series is the same. I got bored with that one. I hope that doesn't happen here.
What I am most confused about is how is there going to be another book? This ended it perfectly and it really should it but there's that, the series continues thing..sigh.
But I love these characters, I love this world and I really did enjoy this one, the writing is fun and there are some badass lines from these characters (the sex scenes made me roll my eyes a bit, too much growling and the use of the word breast).
But definitely still one of my favorite series, I'm just nervous about what is more to come. I think overall, fans will be very pleased with ACOWR.
Meh. This has a lot of potential. It's certainly well written and very lyrical. But the plot felt a little meaningless. It's already been a week or so since I listened to the audio book and I feel like I barely remember what happened. I remember feeling very let down in the end and thinking, that's it?
This is a super fun science fiction story in space. I read a lot of science fiction/fantasy but this felt very different from most of them. It's much more Star Wars then Lunar Chronicles or Illuminae was. I like them all about the same. But I really enjoyed the very little romance in this one. Highly recommend it to science fiction lovers. Can't wait to see where the next one takes us.
Eh, I was expecting a lot more. Giraffe writes letters to Penguin because he's bored and lonely and wants a friend. The format is cute and I love that it is actually written in letters I can see teachers easily using this book for an assignment. I'm just not sure how much children will love the storyline.
This was fun and not my normal genre. I had these audiobooks recommended by a friend and they are definitely well worth listening too. Though I have to say, if I didn't listen to it I'm not sure I would have finished reading it. The plot didn't totally grab me. The narration did.
The museum is under attack but they don't know by what. After two kids die an investigation is under way. They quickly find out that what's in the museum may actually not even be human? What is attacking these people? It's up to Moriarty and his team to find out.
A good book for a family car ride as it has lots of action and will keep your attention.
I really enjoyed this one, as I usually do with Armentrout. This felt much more mature and very different from her usual paranormal romance series. Its one of my favorites by her and I want her to write some thrillers. Yes there was romance, but I loved the kidnapping story line and felt hooked from page one.
Sasha has returned home for the first time in years. Her mom is happy she's home as is her best friend. But everyone still remember's her as the survivor. The one who got away from the groom. And now someone is terrorizing her, a women goes missing in Frederick and Sasha can't help but wonder if coming home was the right thing to do. But seeing Cole makes it all worth it.
I love the relationship of these two characters. Another reason I really enjoy Armentrout's books is because she's local and I know all the locations in her books (at least when they aren't in paranormal scenes.
Super fun and super hot. A quick read but just what I needed to get out of a reading slump.
This is written so much better than Cursed Child (which was obvious that Rowling didn't write). I hated that one and like to pretend it doesn't exist. But Fantastic Beasts has all of Rowling's humor and writing style. I don't really like this whole screenplay thing, I'd much rather her take the time to write another book but I did enjoy reading the scenes of the movie, which I also enjoyed very much.
Enjoyable, but I want a full book by Rowling (Marauder's series please????).
Okay. so this is very engaging and a quick read. I loved the story, I loved the characters and felt we really got to feel what the main character and family was going through in their move to Maine.
Told in verse, Reena and her family have to move to Maine when her parents lose their jobs. They are moving from a city to a country farm in the middle of nowhere and her life is going to change. Then they have to "work" for grumpy old, Mrs. Falala where they meet the eccentric Zora, the cow.
My biggest complaint is to what poetry and verse is becoming today. This could easily have been written as a regular book.
this does not
make it poetry.
And that's really all the "verses" were in this book. But otherwise, I did really enjoy the book. And will absolutely recommend it.
I dunno, this is just not my kind of book. I read it and gave up on it a few months ago then I decided to do it on audio and I did finish it I just don't like the storyline. I found the plot very strange and am still not sure what the point of the book is.
Its one of those books that may be well written but is hard to sell, middle schoolers will most likely be bored (though the character is their age) and I think teens won't be interested. I'm 27 and found it confusing. There didn't seem to be a clear ending to it either.
That being said, it has very good reviews so you may feel the complete opposite as I do about this one. Its just not my style.
I enjoyed this, and really liked the aspect of having a main character with OCD. I thought the author portrayed this character very well as I could really feel her anxiety and stress over keeping her disability a secret from her friends.
Samantha has been a part of the popular kids for some time, but they don't really know who she is. They have no idea she suffers from OCD. So when she befriends Caroline she gets into Poet's Corner and it changes everything, from who she is to who her friends might be.
This is one of the better books dealing with mental illness in YA and something I would recommend to others looking for those type of books. Three stars mainly because its not something totally memorable or my overall genre.
Probably more of a 2.5 start reviewed than a 3 star. I will give it credit, it kept me interested until the end, I wanted to know just how Emma died. But this book, these characters and the relationship are all so messed up I don't really know what to think. It was hard to like any of them, Edward is a control freak, Jane made me want to slap her on several occasions, Emma was a psychopath and Simon was probably the most likeable but for obvious reasons...
Jane can't afford rent so when she finds the house on Folgate street she knows she has to take it. But there are rules, no kids being just one of them. The house has all the latest gadgets and then there's Edward, the creator. But what they didn't tell Jane before she decided to live there was that Emma, a girl who lived there before was killed in the house, possibly murdered.
This book goes back and forth from Jane (now) and Emma (then). It was interesting to see the differences in how each woman lived in the house. But really, this book is like Smart House meets Fifty Shades. And its all kinds of messed up.
There were parts that made me really angry, for instance (and I may be getting political here), if you are having unprotected sex and aren't able to handle having a child with autism you SHOULDN'T be having sex. A child with autism is not an excuse to go running and have an abortion. Jane made me so mad here I almost stopped listening it.
It's a book you are either going to love or hate depending on your reading style.